I grew up in rural Oregon,
where music, nature and a natural inclination toward spirituality marked my earliest years. I always
have, and always will, consider my life a spiritual journey. My music reflects my deep-seeded need to reconnect
with my inner divine nature.
My grandmother was a piano teacher and started me on music at a very young age. Singing was my true passion.
In my pre-teens I became interested in the guitar, which I began to play and then to use
as a vehicle for songwriting and performing.
My deep spiritual nature and the blessing
of the discovery of my beloved spiritual teacher when I was a teenager have seen me through the many ups and downs
of my life. My experience as the mother of a son with autism has deepend my faith and compassion. Throughout my life, I have continued
to write music and perform in a variety of bands. I have played and performed nearly every style of music
at one time or another. At present, I play piano and keyboard, sing and write songs.
I have a bachelors degree in music as well
as Master's and Doctoral degrees in eduational leadership with an emphasis on the importance of music to stimulate the imagination.
My primary concern is the injustice created by taking music and the other arts
out of public schools and making them a privilege experienced only by those who are financially fortunate and the effect this
has of stiffling the imagination and spiritual growth. As a part of
my dissertation I wrote songs but I also wrote children’s stories, autobiographic narratives and poetry.
I am now self employed
as a singer/songwriter, performer and teacher. I have one recorded album, This Dream, which can be purchases
through CD Baby. I currently live with my husband (also my number one fan!) and our three pets. We share a
common love of the spiritual life, meditation, nature and music.